The Curated Plate

The Curated Plate is a new four-day food festival set to debut on the Sunshine Coast from 8-11 August 2019, celebrating the close relationship between chefs and their local producers.

This unique event highlights the importance of high-quality local produce by bringing together the region’s finest ingredients with some of the best chefs from Australia and around the world.

Working together they will showcase specially curated menus to offer a food festival like no other.

Top chef talents to feature in the festival’s line-up include Tokyo’s Zaiyu Hasegawa from the two Michelin Star restaurant Den, executive chef of Yarra Valley’s hatted Oakridge Estate restaurant Matt Stone and Daniel Jarrett from the one Chef Hat restaurant, The Tamarind.


Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson said there will be plenty for locals and visitors to taste and see.

“Our region is home to a bevy of primary and world-class food producers including Australia’s largest wild-caught tuna and swordfish company, Walker Seafoods, our famous Mooloolaba prawns, CoYo – the company that helped develop the non-dairy yoghurt category, and Gourmet Garden - Australia’s most visible retail product in supermarket shelves around the world,” Mr Jamieson said.

“Food experiences and events such as this help to promote the premium quality of our regional produce as well as offering an outstanding visitor experience.

“Festival guests will appreciate our region’s diverse natural beauty while enjoying the finest produce prepared by the best chefs in the Australian and international dining scene.”

The Sunshine Coast’s food and agribusiness industry is valued at $700 million and features more than 900 companies, including some of Australia’s leading food and beverage innovators.

Pre-sale tickets to The Curated Plate are now available for eNewsletter subscribers.

  • Pre-sale 9am, 19 March.
  • On sale 9am, 21 March.